Wearing lashes on your wedding day

MUBYLEIGH - Hair & Makeup Artist applies individual eyelashes to North East, Newcastle bride.



One of the most common questions my brides ask is whether they should be wearing eyelashes on their wedding day? Many are open to suggestions, some are downright terrified, and few are already pro-lash before discussing options during their trial.

Let’s be honest, we’ve all seen complete disasters when it comes to false lashes. Whether you’ve worn them yourself and found them unbearably irritable, or you’ve walked past the girl on a night out with spiders literally hanging off her eyes. It’s no surprise that many brides are wary of how lashes will look, feel and last throughout their wedding day. But here’s why no bride should rule them out.


Second only to finding your perfect dress, possibly the most important part of achieving your dream wedding day look is nailing your hair and makeup. When it comes to applying makeup, bridal makeup is a whole different ball game. Not only do you want to look and feel your best, your makeup needs to survive a full day, excel in all kinds of lighting, and look amazing through a camera lens.

Aside from flawless skin, the beauty priority of most brides is their eye makeup. They want their eyes to pop, they want them to stand out. Without a doubt, applying eyelashes will quickly and dramatically enhance your eyes. They add length and thickness to even the sparsest of lashes, without the hassle of overusing lash curlers, layering mascara and inevitably having to separate spider legs.

With the added definition, your makeup will for sure stand out on your photographs and you will look and feel amazing. Whether you decide to go all out with a beautiful, bold lash, or keep it subtle with a natural, ‘no one would ever know’ lash, adding them to your look will undoubtedly be the perfect finishing touch. So how do you choose the right lash for you?


When it comes to wearing lashes on your wedding day, there are generally three options:


So, these lashes you’ve definitely seen before. These are the ones prearranged on a (usually plastic) band and they come in all different lengths and styles. Often we’ll see advertisements or shop aisles full of huge, fluffy, pretty scary strip lashes, and this can certainly be what puts brides off wearing them full stop! But never fear, super natural strip lashes are readily available too.

Strip lashes are generally super easy to apply, meaning they quickly add that finishing touch to your eye makeup. As the strips are applied across the lash line, generally from corner to corner, they can certainly be known to lift at the ends. But, when using the right glue and with precise application, I can guarantee they will stay in place. 

Nevertheless, if you’re not used to wearing lashes in the first place, they would not be my first recommendation. They can definitely feel uncomfortable and can cause irritation. After years of wearing strip lashes myself, they are no longer my personal choice. Which brings me to the next option…


My go to lash for both myself and my brides! Individual eyelashes are actually clusters of around 2-5 lashes and are applied, yes you guessed it, individually. This means that, as no strip is being placed across the length of your lash line, these eyelashes are much more comfortable to wear. I can guarantee that, when wearing these lashes, you will hardly feel that they are there and no one will ever guess they are either.

Individual lashes are buildable, meaning we can create the desired look without having to search for the perfect strip lash. Whether you’d prefer a natural, barely there look or long and fluffy lashes on your wedding day, these beauties will do the job. The only downside in my opinion – these lashes do take longer to apply, meaning more of my (steady hand, high concentration) time. I MUST love them!


The most long-lasting option of the three, eyelash extensions are applied to your own individual lashes using semi-permanent glue and generally last between 2-3 weeks before an infill is required. As these lashes are applied prior to your wedding day, your makeup artist will save a lot of time on the morning of your wedding having no need to apply strips or individual lashes!

Extensions are a fantastic option for your wedding day, especially if you’re heading on your honeymoon soon after. You can continue to make the most of your lashes while lounging around the pool and will feel like an absolute babe despite being makeup free.


So, it’s clear that I’m a fan of lash application and I sure hope that reading this post has helped them to seem slightly less scary! My advice is absolutely to be brave and try them out at your trial. Discuss options with your makeup artist (if that’s me, yay!) and they’ll help you choose the style that’s perfect for you. Try them, wear them in, get used to them. Keep checking yourself out in the mirror – I promise you’ll love it.

If you decide against them afterwards, then that’s fine! But, trust me, I haven’t had a bride to date who’s said no…

Click here for the full transformation on the beautiful Sophie.

I’m a professional Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist, based in Stanley, Durham. I beautify Brides and their tribes across Durham, Tyne & Wear and Northumberland. Planning your own wedding and looking for your bridal hair and makeup artist? Let’s chat!


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